The 2017 Strokestown International Poetry Festival Roscommon Schools’ Poetry Competition

Results 2017



The Shortlist for the Roscommon Schools prize 2017 has just been announced, click here for details


The Strokestown International Poetry Festival is taking place on the May Bank Holiday weekend from 27th April – 1st May 2017. Each year there is a special poetry competition open to every student who is going to school in County Roscommon. A selection of young Roscommon poets will be invited to read at the festival at a prize-giving event.

The prizes are as follows:

1st €100.00 and a book of poetry

2nd €50.00 and a book of poetry

3rd €30.00 and a book of poetry

There is also a prize for the shortlisted poets of €20 each.


The poems will be judged in two categories: Primary and Secondary.